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Hashes & Bashes

(Jackie & Steve #2)

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4.87  ·  Rating details ·  15 ratings  ·  9 reviews
FAITH… FAMILY… FRENZY!

Nine months after their comically abbreviated RV road trip, detailed in the award-winning book, STASHES, the Breeden family farm routines have stabilized: Jackie returned to her high school cafeteria job and their only son, Brandon, works alongside his father, Steve, in the family micro-dairy.

But then an outsider arrives, claiming to be kin, and HAS
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Kindle Edition, 225 pages
Published September 13th 2016 by BookBaby
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Kathleen Kelly
Mar 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Hashes and Bashes is the second book about the Breeden family on their farm in the Midwest. After the escapades of Jackie and Steven in the previous book that ended after the trip that they took out west, on their quest to take a much-needed vacation in the RV that Jackie purchased as a retirement gift to herself. Jackie has a penchant for selling pot in the form of cookies. These were sold along with the dairy delivery route that they had. When their daughter in law was found out this had to st ...more
Joy Pixley
Feb 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Funny and heartwarming!

Paints a wonderfully detailed and accurate portrayal of life in a small farming town in the Midwest. I felt like I was home again! Except we didn't have medical marijuana when I lived there, and there would have been a lot more casseroles involved (because that's how my people do). The dialogue was especially great, very spontaneous and natural. I loved the characters, especially Jackie and Steve; they felt so real and down-home, heroic in their own quiet, loving way. Plus
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Barbara Vortman
Sep 16, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Hashes and Bashes is a fun read with lots of humor and just the right degree of poignancy.
Being a lifelong Michigander, I appreciated P J Colando's accurate descriptions of the landscape, the economics, and the people of my state. I enjoyed the Midwest meets California mash up when secret brother Carl appears. We're given a good picture of this potential cultural clash. Just when it seems that Jackie or Steve will lose it over this stranger in their midst, their midwestern sensibilities come to
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Colleen M. Chesebro
I’ve been looking forward to another humorous and heartwarming novel from P J Colando, and let me tell you, “Hashes and Bashes” kept me alternating between laughter and tears. Now, grab a seat and let me tell you about this book because you’re going to love it!

What sets P J Colando apart from many others is her ability to draw the reader into the life of her characters. As the reader, you feel like you are her protagonist’s (Jackie) girlfriend and she is sharing with you what is going on in her
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Kevin McAllion
Jan 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Hashes and Bashes takes us deep into the heart of America’s Midwest but it begins like something from the Wild West as a Ronald Reagan lookalike rides into town and turns the sleepy world of Steve Breeden upside down by professing to be his half-brother. Suspicion immediately surrounds this stranger, whose laid-back Californian ways are anathema to Steve, a farmer who has been forced to graft every day to lay the foundations for the happy home he shares with wife Jackie and their son Brandon. Th ...more
Melissa
Oct 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing
PJ Colando returns to the lives of Jackie and Steve Breeden and their close knit community with Hashes & Bashes, a fun novel filled with eccentric individuals, small town gossip, and a whole lot of heart. This is the second novel in the Jackie and Steve series and is just as cleverly written as the first book, Stashes. Hashes & Bashes recreates the atmosphere of the Midwest with its quiet, particular towns, only to contrast it greatly to the interloper, Steve’s Hawaiian shirt wearing hal ...more
Kitt O'Malley
Oct 12, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Fun Read

Having read both PJ Colando's first novel Stashes and her second, Hashes and Bashes, I enjoyed getting to know her characters Jackie and Steve and their unexpectedly adventurous Midwest small town farm life. Her descriptions leave me hungry for some Midwest baking (I'll pass on the hash, though).
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In the very heart of this story is a bond of family, friends, and community trying to survive. Hilarious mayhem follows with the meeting of new people and bumping in to old acquaintances (Stashes), all intermixed with a wealth of interesting antics and drama that far surpass my big city, CA lifestyle. When these characters play with and off each other, anything can happen. Fun and Zany come to mind on this read that screams TV Sit-Com!

This fiction is peppered with some real facts; Silly Hats &am
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Jul 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Although cow insemination, fracking, and hash fascinate, the smaller sorrows, hopes, romance, and language made this Michigan setting a terrific trip. If you enjoy an engaging book about the joys, challenges and foibles of family told with humor and sympathy should read this book immediately.
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I was born and raised in the Midwest, but unabashedly aspired for adventure elsewhere, following my parents' model.

I live in southern California, where seasons seldom matter, where any promise can be conjured and fulfilled. I write while my husband watches TV sports, which are always in season = often.

My genre is Boomer Chick Lit. I write humor and satire with a literary bent.

I am having a blast
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Other books in the series

Jackie & Steve (2 books)
  • Stashes (Jackie & Steve #1)